Holiday Programmes for April 2024 are now LIVE!

Kia Ora,

Our April Holiday Programme bookings are now LIVE!!! The first week of the school holidays, 15th – 19th April 2024.  Click on the hyperlinks below to view the brochures:

Kea (School Years 1-3) including a Gondola Trip, 10 Pin Bowling, and a Circus Show.

Pukeko (School Years 4-6) including Laser Strike, Mini Golf, and Cinema

Piwakawaka (School Years 7-9) including Quail Island, Biking at McLeans Island and Cinema.

Note: Activities are subject to change, due to weather, staffing or other circumstances.

Priority Bookings

Youth Alive Trust are only accepting bookings from previous families who have registered for our programmes up until 12noon Tuesday 12th March. This is to provide time for our regulars to make a booking, so they don’t miss out. After 12noon Tuesday, we will accept bookings from anyone else.

Oscar Subsidy

Check out if you’re eligible for government subsidies.  If you have 3 or more children, you now need to be earning more than $2,697 per week to not be eligible for any support. If you have 2 children, you need to be earning more than $2,397 per week and if just 1 child, $2,98 per week (gross).  This is a dramatic increase and many probably don’t realise they will qualify, if they just jump through a few bits of paperwork. The subsidy is only for those in work or study who need childcare. Click on the link below for full information about applying for the subsidy:

Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) Subsidy – Work and Income

Booking Confirmation Policy

If you click that you’re applying for a government subsidy, then YAT’s policy is to only ‘confirm’ your booking once we’ve received your completed WINZ forms. We need to sign your form, so this can be dropped off at reception anytime in office hours, and we can send the paperwork to WINZ for you. OR, once we’ve signed it, we can take a copy, in case WINZ loose it (which does happen) and you can take it all into WINZ yourself.

Your booking will sit in the ‘Pending’ category for a week, until we’ve seen the paperwork. If we’ve not seen the paperwork, there is a chance your booking will be cancelled unless you get in touch to explain circumstances:

A reminder that you and we often don’t find out about how much WINZ will contribute to your holiday programme fees until after the programme, so you are responsible for any shortfall to be paid as soon as possible.


All Bookings are done online at:

Here’s a reminder of how to make a booking after logging in:

– Click on ‘Make a booking’

– Select childs name

– Choose Programme Venue: ‘Youth Alive Oscar’

– Select ‘Holiday Programme’ & click ‘Next’

– Select the programme appropriate to your child’s age & select all the days you want to book

– Click ‘Next’, ’Next’ and ’Finish’

There are 3 options for payment at the time of booking:

  1. Bank Transfer (no fee for you). Please reference ‘HP’ and ‘Your Name’
  2. Visa or Mastercard – Credit or Visa Debit (2.5%)
  3. WINZ Client. You will need to input your client number into your profile before choosing this option. As above, it will stay ‘PENDING’ for a week until we have signed the paperwork.